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Re: Dinosaurs finding around 1600?
Fabienne Gallaire (email@example.com) wrote:
<Here is my problem: as far as I know, not much dinosaurs were dug up
circa 1600, and the first I've found with a post Linnean name and the name
of the finder is Scrotum humanum (Brookes) a mere bone named in 1763. If
you have any information about dinosaurs before 1750, please give me your
references. My other problem is that I haven't been able to locate Brunna
so far (Slovaquia,probably): this done, I guess I will find out a little
more, because four dinosaurs in one place doesn't happen every day..>
Dinosaurs have most certainly been recovered prior to the revolutionary
discoveries of the 1800's where they were first recognized. Linné had no
access to these fantastic reptiles, however; and "Scrotum humanum" has
been, to my knowledge, a joke name since the referencing or use of a
binomen had not been established by 1763, a practice proposed in Linné's
principle work. The bone was, in fact, originally referred to as a leg
bone of a massive human, and was jokingly considered to look like a
fossilized scrotum, though I do recall somewhere that it was attributed
_as_ such by someone, to account for a giant human killed in the Flood.
Jaime A. Headden
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